Bitcoin plunged to a two-week low on Monday, falling as much as 11.4% to $31,735. The flagship crypto has been highly volatile, as it has dropped more than 20% in the last six days and is almost half the price of its April high of nearly $65,000.
The token’s price pattern on the charts has recently formed a death cross pattern. i.e, the crossing of BTC’s 50-day moving average below the 200-day moving average.
This infamous pattern has triggered a conversation amongst traders and analysts. While some consider it as a bearish indicator, some believe the prices will recover and surge higher than ever before.
Historically, Bitcoin’s formation of a death cross in March 2020 proved no hindrance to profits, as it rose two months later and formed a golden cross. However, a death cross in November 2019 resulted in the coin’s price falling a month later.
Popular analyst and trader Benjamin Cowen has weighed in on the death cross pattern. He believes that moving averages are lagging indicators that often tell us what we already know.
Cowen says Bitcoin will have lengthy bull cycles, and it is in for a long period of consolidation and range. The expert claims that he believes BTC Price will reach $100,000, but that it will take longer than most people think.
The analyst believes that now that the death cross is nearly complete, Bitcoin bulls can look forward to a probable “golden cross”.
“One nice thing about a death cross is that the next thing you can maybe look forward to is a future golden cross. Now, I don’t know how long it’ll take… We know that historically speaking, at least in recent years, it could take six months before we get above the 20-week [moving average] and then hold it as support.”
Not just Cowen, Popular analyst Plan B has also weighed in, He took to Twitter and pointed at the timelines of previous death crosses in Q4 2019 and Q1 2020 and what followed further.